Reservations available for park wilderness overnight camping

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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Reservation requests for the 10 park wilderness camping areas that have quotas will be accepted by fax or postal mail only beginning today.

Phone or email reservation requests are not accepted, said Olympic National Park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna.

Reservations are recommended for 10 popular camping areas within the park that have overnight-use limits — or quotas — which are in effect from May 1 to Sept. 30, McKenna said in a statement.

The areas are Ozette Coast, Royal Basin/Royal Lake area, Grand Valley and Badger Valley area, Lake Constance, Upper Lena Lake, Flapjack Lakes, Sol Duc/Seven Lakes Basin/Mink Lake area, Hoh Lake and C.B. Flats, Elk Lake and Glacier Meadows, and group and stock campsites along the Hoh River Trail.

Camping is permitted only in designated sites within these areas.

Reservations for camp areas without overnight-use limits are not needed and will not be accepted, McKenna said.

Permits for these areas are not limited and may be picked up at a permit office just before a hike.

Wilderness camping permits are required for all overnight stays in Olympic National Park backcountry areas.

Permits are $5 for a group and an additional $2 per person per night for those 16 or older.

The full permit fee will be charged for all reservations. The fee is nonrefundable.

Reservations can be submitted by fax or mail using the form at

Additional information is available at

Last modified: March 31. 2013 6:12PM
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